The two new VDI suites are:
Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Standard Suite (VDI Standard Suite)—Includes the core products and CALs required to enable and manage VDI, including:
Remote Desktop Services (RDS
component of the VDI Suite is licensed solely for use in a VDI context, it does not provide a license to use session-based RDS
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)–a collection of technologies that enable desktop virtualization and management, including App-V
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Client Management License –provides centralized management of the Microsoft® Hyper-V™ -based virtualization components of the VDI host
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM
) Standard Server Management License –provides centralized configuration management of the (physical) VDI hosts of the VDI Suite. Note: Virtualization hosts with mixed VDI and server virtualization workloads cannot be licensed through the VDI Suite.
System Center Operations Manager (SCOM
) Standard Server Management License –provides centralized monitoring and performance management of the physical VDI host of the VDI Suite. Note: Virtualization hosts with mixed VDI and server virtualization workloads cannot be licensed through the VDI Suite.
Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Premium Suite (VDI Premium Suite)—Includes all the components of the VDI Standard Suite, plus:
App-V for RDS
–provides application-level virtualization for RDS
license is not use restricted to the VDI scenario only, but can also be used for session-based desktop and applications scenarios.
VDI Suite licenses are only available to volume licensing customers. To simplify the purchase for customers, they match the licensing schema used by VECD, which follows a device-based subscription model.
Important: The System Center management components of both VDI suites are licensed only for use in a VDI scenario. They are not licensed for use outside of a VDI environment. This means that the management of virtualization hosts with mixed server and desktop workloads cannot be licensed with the VDI Suites.